Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets

Egyptian Cotton Sheets for Absolutely Luxurious Sheets

Egyptian Cotton Sheets. 

Egyptian cotton is hard to come by, and not all cotton grown in Egypt is what we know as “Egyptian cotton.” Cotton is the most extensively used fiber for bedsheet fabrics due to its strength, breathability, and durability. The length of the cotton fiber is known as its “staple”; the longer the fiber, the more durable the fabric will be. Long staple cotton is difficult to grow and process, but the end results, while more expensive in the short term, are luxurious bedsheets which last for years.

Egyptian cotton – true Egyptian cotton – is the longest staple cotton available, and is grown along the banks of the Nile in Egypt. However, most bed linen on the market advertising itself as “Egyptian cotton” is not truly Egyptian cotton. This is due to a variety of factors.

  • American Upland cottons – which are much shorter than Egyptian cotton – comprise 90 percent of the world’s crop, and make up a large percentage of fabric being labeled as “Egyptian cotton.”
  • Many fabrics labeled “Egyptian cotton” only include a miniscule amount – along the lines of 5 percent – of actual Egyptian cotton.  
  • There is no regulation for the term “Egyptian cotton,” and some dictionaries define it merely as any finely woven cotton.

It can be hard to tell the real deal from the imposter linens, but the difference becomes apparent after your linen has been laundered. True Egyptian cotton only becomes softer with use and can last up to 10 years, while fake cottons will have furring or piling over time and will eventually give way to wear-and-tear.

One of our most trusted suppliers, Seneca, has been importing beautiful Egyptian Cotton Sheets for years. The cotton is grown in the Nile Delta, the cloth is woven in Egypt. Certified genuine Egyptian cotton. Absolutely luxurious sheets.

Tidying Your Linen Cupboard

Home from the holidays! After a great summer Christmas holiday and best beach New Year, we are home again. And one of the first things I do at the start of each new year is to de-clutter. So instead of unpacking and putting clothes back into drawers and cupboards, I use the moment to throw out and pass on all the extra stuff it seems so easy to collect over the year. Clothes which I don’t actually need. But someone else might need or want. So having sorted everything and decided what I am going to keep, then I get into the linen cupboard and do the same. I take everything out, check it out, sort it, bag up the linen I no longer need or want (or like!) then re-fold and re-organise the storage.

I just have a plain white linen cupboard – nothing fancy – but it is clean and airy. And clearly I like the linen to be neatly folded and stacked! Some might say obsessive, but I do have few friends who are more OCD than me when it comes to organisation and storage! It probably won’t last long once the children and family have pulled out their beach towels and sheets as they don’t seem to notice these things. But for a brief while I have a huge sense of personal satisfaction and gain some peace at the thought all is sorted and organised.

I have included a picture – not of my cupboard as my linen cupboard is much bigger to accomodate my linen passion! – but I thought it might provide a small inspiration to get your linen sorted and organised for the year ahead. There are plenty of storage containers and ideas for organising your linen, and if you have any suggestions or ideas that work for you, we would love to hear from you! Happy 2017!

Laundering with Love Using Delicious Soap Flakes

Laundering with Love – Seems some of us share the same secret passion for gorgeous laundry soaps and crisp pressed sheets and line dried linen!

Most people I know are happy to throw their bed linen into the wash machine or take it to the laundromat, add whatever powder is on special, give the sheets a quick dry in the dryer then maybe (or may be NOT) fold them and either stash them in the linen cupboard or re-make the bed immediately with the same sheets. All perfectly fine and works well for most.

But a few of us take great and secret pleasure in laundering our linen. I am always on the lookout for delicious smelling laundry soaps. I like my bed linen to smell really nice. It is such a pleasure at the end of the day to slip into a freshly made bed. So, I was thrilled when I came across the Paillettes de Savon Pur, in Rose and Natural. I have washed the bed linen for my son in the Natural, as this has a soft clean fresh smell without being fragrant. And I wash the bedlinen for my daughter and ourselves in the Rose as I am a rose addict. The sheets are soft and clean smelling (even when dried in the dryer!).

It is really easy to scoop a cup of soap flakes, add a bit of water then sprinkle over the washing in the machine.

And after your sheets are dried and pressed (or folded) and put back in to the linen cupboard, there is a lovely soft fragrance which wafts out every time you open the cupboard door. And of course it is especially lovely when the bed is made and you slip between gorgeous clean smelling sheets.

Delicious Laundry Soap Flakes – one of life’s small pleasures.

SHOES & SHEETS

SHOES by DAY: SHEETS by NIGHT

A young man selling absolutely gorgeous shoes, said to me a while ago that the two things we should pamper ourselves with are Shoes and Sheets. Because we spend our days in shoes and our nights in between the sheets. I totally agreed with him and promptly purchased the absolutely beautiful shoes.

Then came home, opened the doors of the linen cupboard and took a really good look at my sheets.  Read more